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Listeriosis is an infection that usually develops after eating food that's been contaminated by bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes.
Symptoms of listeriosis
Symptoms of listeriosis in most healthy adults are mild. They usually develop from 3-70 days after the initial infection.
Causes of listeriosis
Listeriosis is caused by a type of bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes (listeria). It is mainly spread through contaminated food.
Treating listeriosis
Most listeria infections don't need specific treatment, as the symptoms usually pass within three days.
Preventing listeriosis
The best way to prevent getting listeriosis is to always ensure you follow good basic food hygiene.